Manor’s Local News Source
Manor Community News is a hyper-local newspaper based in and reporting out of Manor Texas. We strive to offer the most comprehensive news, sports, and entertainment reporting that Manor has to offer.
Meet Our Staff
Dory West has lived in the 78653 for over 16 years. She is co-owner of TerrAdorna event venue with hubby Tom and offers florals, decor, and design services to clients. An artist by nature and by training, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Idaho State University, with a concentration in Ceramics. She has offered freelance and commission-based calligraphy, illustration, and design for many years. Interests include SCUBA diving, martial arts, and flea marketing. With an early background in sales and service, Dory adopted the Manor Community News with a desire to be of service to the growing and flourishing community of Manor, TX.
Dory’s background in publishing began in high school, where she worked on the school newspaper. This interest in layout and writing continued with the management of newsletters for various clubs and organizations over the years. She adopted the Manor Community News in July of 2016 with an eye to providing advertising opportunities for local businesses, exposure and support to MISD and the activity of our students, and serving up the kind of local, home-grown community news Manor residents will find nowhere else.
Editor in ChiefKelsey has been a part of Manor Community News since its debut in July 2014. Since then she has worn many hats within the organization. Kelsey’s roles have ranged from sales, contributing writer, bookkeeping, photographer, paper delivery girl, and confidante. Kelsey’s one true love however, is being your Editor-in-Chief. As long as Kelsey can remember, she has always had an interest in writing. She loves telling people’s stories and engaging the community. That interest coupled with her passion for people, has enabled her to create long lasting relationships within the community and has successfully helped to grow the paper.
Kelsey is currently working towards a degree in Mass Communications. When she’s not fluttering around town covering local events, you can find her rocking it on the tennis court or exploring the many local trails.
SalespersonCarolina Zertuche was born and raised in Mexico and is new to the Manor community. Although her most recent focus has been entrepreneurial ventures, Carolina obtained a B.S in Biochemistry from St. Mary’s University. At the moment, she is working on developing an online store for customized furniture pieces. In her spare time, Carolina works closely with Austin Lost and Found Pets, a non profit organization that reunites lost pets in the Austin area. Her passion has always been nature and science but business is in her blood. Carolina is excited to see what the growing community of Manor has to offer.
Contributing WriterDebbie Tucker has been a part of the Manor Community News since August of 2015, covering news, sports, writing special interest stories and sharing the “Recipe of the Week”. She has been married to her husband Jeff for 28 years. They have a daughter Jourdan who graduated from Manor High School in 2015 and attends Texas A&M. A native Austinite, Debbie retired from the State of Texas after 30 years and has been employed by Manor ISD for the past 11 years. Debbie teaches piano, voice, is a composer and a singer. She enjoys reporting news and writing informative articles for the community. Writing for the Manor Community News news is both a pleasure and a privilege and she believes Manor’s best days are ahead!